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Manager, SOX Technology Advisory and Process Improvement



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Posted on Monday, November 20, 2023

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Salesforce is looking for a multifaceted Manager to join the management-led SOX 360 Program Office team to support our team’s strategy, growth, process excellence and innovation. We are currently seeking a highly effective individual with a passion and track record for success in understanding Technology-related SOX controls including ITGCs (IT General Controls), interfaces, and application controls. The candidate must demonstrate a solid grasp of the key domains of IT general controls, including leading change, logical security, computer operations, and systems development for cloud-based systems, robotics for a technology company.

Must demonstrate technical experience related to cloud-based applications such as Workday ERP, Xactly, RMS . Experience in data management, statistical analysis, data visualization, and business domain knowledge. Reporting to the SOX Director - Technology Oversight and Process Improvement, this role will support completing the management-led SOX program objectives to identify IT SOX risks, provide guidance for control design and testing across the organization landscape to ensure SOX compliance. As a Manager, you will work partner with team's across the business to help improve the SOX control environment and processes to reduce SOX risk.

Your Impact:

  • Acquire a comprehensive understanding of the end-to-end SOX IT landscape and provide knowledge and expertise to assist in SOX readiness activities and SOX program maturation activities

  • Coordinate and advise on the implementation and updating of ITACs (IT Application controls) and ITGCs (IT General Controls) within in-scope process areas

  • Collaborate with internal teams to determine SOX implications within the organization's information security and other policies

  • Drive enhancement and automation of business control activities and system configuration through automated process evaluation and continuous control monitoring (CCM).

  • Partner with project teams during the implementation of new systems and applications; lead internal controls procedures in support of the software development lifecycle.

  • Build strong relationships and proactively work with and influence a wide variety of individuals, including developers, engineers, business process owners, internal audit, external audit, and executives

  • Collaborate to understand current developments in processes, internal policies and procedures, and external accounting and reporting guidance and critically challenge the purpose of procedures. Drive consistency in approach to recommend, where appropriate, adaptation to our audit methodology to ensure continuous improvement

  • Proactively anticipate partner needs and opportunities for involvement (i.e. think ahead of the curve and creatively)

  • Provide input and advice to initiatives related to continuous improvement and automation

  • Assist with the education and training of process/control owners to drive better enhanced understanding of technology controls framework and their responsibilities

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of related IT audit experience, preferably gained in both public accounting and large

  • Minimum of a Bachelor's degree in IT, Computer Science, Accounting, and/or Finance or equivalent experience. Experience will be evaluated based on the core competencies for the role (e.g. extracurricular leadership roles, military experience, volunteer roles, work experience, etc.)

  • Previous experience supporting a company’s SOX program and designing and implementing a system of internal controls, including experience in a large-scale management-led SOX organization

  • Demonstrated ability to apply IT-related knowledge and experience in solving compliance issues. Excellent knowledge of technology environments, including information security, infrastructure, data and software development

  • Demonstrated understanding of data processing, hardware platforms, enterprise software applications and cloud-based systems. Experience on large-scale system implementations, M&A integration, and/or ERP implementations

  • Solid understanding of computer systems and integration capabilities

  • SOX and ITGC knowledge and experience in implementation and managing of automated controls

  • Ability to quickly develop strong working relationships with internal groups, including those in international locations, IT personnel, internal and external auditors

  • Prior experience leading teams, including improving and reinforcing performance in others and facilitating their skill development by providing clear, specific performance feedback

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Professional certification including CISSP, CISA, and/or CPA preferred

  • Large corporate environment experience preferred

  • Previous controls automation and/or cloud security related experience (internal/external) is a plus

  • Comfortable in both individual contributing roles and multi-functional team management roles, depending on what is required by the business at the time

  • Well-developed communication and presentation skills indicative of an ability to effectively present to and influence senior management and communicate with all levels of management in a decentralized environment. Ability to influence, interact and partner effectively with multi-functional and remote teams

  • Strong analytical, project management and decision-making skills

  • Self-motivated, able to manage change, and ability to work under tight deadlines and thrive in a high-growth and challenging environment



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